Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji State University AKA Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2013
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Clearwater
Polk
Hubbard
Itasca
Cass
Mahnomen
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$36,300
Direct expenses
$42,300
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Target audiences include community members who are invited to attend the Evening Faculty Reading Series free of charge, and local, state, national, and international Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference attendees. The main outcomes for audience members include access to a high quality literary experience, an increased appreciation for the literary arts, and an increased access to and awareness of award-winning writers from the national literary scene. Participants will see an increase in their knowledge about and skill in creative writing and an increased awareness of Bemidji as a cultural center in Minnesota.The conference director and other administrative staff will be on hand to receive, record, and solicit anecdotal feedback regarding the conference experience. Surveys and evaluations will be administered at all sessions and feedback from participants will be sought and gathered once participants return home.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Anecdotal feedback and evaluations from participants were overwhelmingly positive. Most participants felt their writing improved through their experience at the conference. Many were impressed by the caliber of the authors presenting at the conference and had increased awareness of the work of these writers. Almost all participants agreed that this was a high quality literary experience and that would continue to attend in years to come.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Amy Long Voelkner, Kathleen Meyer, Julia Conlon, Gloria Collyard, Diane Wahl, Erik Evenson, Erika Svanoe, Louise Jackson, Mary Auger, Nancy Haugen, Melanie Hanson, Rachel Johnson, Alicia Close
Project Overview
Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference
Project Details
Funds will assist Bemidji State University English Department to host the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference at their campus during the third week of June 2013.
Project Manager
First Name
Sean
Last Name
Hill
Organization Name
Bemidji State University AKA Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference
Street Address
1500 Birchmont Dr NE Ste 23
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601-2699
Phone
(478) 454-8362
Email
seanhill73@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kathy Gustafson: visual artist, sculptor, artist career counselor; Steve Prenevost: arts appreciator, arts advocate; Diana McLain: photographer, visual artist, arts advocate; Leah Prussia: literary artist, musician, theatrical artist, craft artist; Steve Ballard: visual artist, art teacher, arts advocate; Nancy Cole: musician, theatrical artist, dance performer; Justin Holley: literary artist, musician, theatrical artist; Richard Longtine: visual artist, folk artist, craft artist, theatrical artist; Linda Kaul: craft artist, theatrical artist, dancer; Darrel Thurk: musician, arts advocate.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Kathy Gustafson: visual artist, sculptor, artist career counselor; Steve Prenevost: arts appreciator, arts advocate; Diana McLain: photographer, visual artist, arts advocate; Steve Ballard: visual artist, art teacher, arts advocate; Nancy Cole: musician, theatrical artist, dance performer; Justin Holley: literary artist, musician, theatrical artist; Richard Longtine: visual artist, folk artist, craft artist, theatrical artist; Linda Kaul: craft artist, theatrical artist, dancer; Darrel Thurk: musician, arts advocate; Lois Schaedler: visual artist, filmmaker, photographer, craft artist; Genny Lowry: Native American crafts artist, arts appreciator.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No